Tuesday Morning Update–CDOT Maintenance

2/22/22 Tuesday 7:15 am

If you followed me in the days up to forecast yesterday, you will remember that I said the models struggle with these double-barrelled storms in regards to how much snow each one will deliver. However, they usually do pretty well for the event totals. That has been the case so far. Wait to worry, I also said the second round would be a more efficient snowmaker. That being said Purgatory leads the race with 14 inches as of early this morning. Telluride is at 11″ and the snow started a little later at Wolf Creek so they are only at 9 inches, they will catch up very quickly.

I appreciate the reports, but if you are reporting, clear, and measure often, keep track of your totals and give me your final total on Thursday.

Here is the first of many CDOT updates for you. I try to get them out as soon as I get them. I just got this one.

Tues., Feb. 22

Expect delays on US 550 Red Mountain Pass this morning

CDOT will perform avalanche mitigation on US 550 Red Mountain Pass this morning. Crews will begin at 8 a.m., working to trigger several slide paths on the north side of Red Mountain Pass. Travelers can expect lengthy delays of an hour or more and should allow for extra travel time between Silverton and Ouray. The operations will take place through much of the morning. 

CDOT patrols report that Red Mountain Pass received 12-14 inches overnight, with snow still falling.

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